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“WOnderful small museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home

The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Glens Falls
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Framingham
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186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“WOnderful small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

DOn't miss it if you are in the area. a really worthwhile small museum. lovely collection. great space. good video about the owner and collector. read previous reviews to find out more.

Visited July 2014
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New York State
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a small museum with a large collection of art. We especially enjoyed the building interior itself and the furnishings from when it was a private home. Not sure we would make a special trip to visit it, but if you're in the area it's certainly well worth the trip.

Visited April 2014
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Nassau, New York
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“Overlooked Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the collection of treasures at the Hyde. We went to see the Ansel Adams exhibit and got lost in the museum for hours. The collection of artists and rare books all on display is a wonderful introduction of the worlds art and history. The staff is very helpful and the children's programs are great.

Visited April 2014
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“We went for Ansel Adams but.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

As wonderful as the exhibition was, I fell head over heels in love with this very special museum! The beautiful home and furnishings, the incredible collection, the antique books in the library were topped only by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff who shared with us so generously. It is not a place that overwhelms but rather allows you to enjoy and revel in its bounty.

Visited April 2014
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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“Surprising find in Glens Falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Glens Falls is a small city just south of Lake George in the Southern Adirondack region of New York. It has been a thriving center of paper production for many years, and also former was the location of the administrative headquarters of several national insurance companies. It's a surprisingly clean small town and a genuinely nice place to visit.

Finch Pruyn Paper is one of the two paper mills in Glens Falls. One of the Pruyn daughters married Louis Hyde, a young Harvard lawyer who was then induced to join the family business. The family built up an extensive art collection, and in 1953, Charlotte Hyde created a trust to assure that their collection would continue to be available to the people of Glens Falls. Today, the Hyde includes three buildings, a modern gallery building, and on either side, two of the original residences of the founding family. One of the original buildings houses the family's collection, while the gallery building is used for traveling shows and education. The third building is not open to the public.

Wife and I discovered the Hyde last year, after living in the area for almost 50 years. The original family collection - various works by Botticelli, El Greco, van Dyck, Ingres, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tintoretto, Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and van Gogh - is nice, and is housed in the Hyde family home, a grand structure on the banks of the Hudson River directly across from the paper mill. But the thing that attracted us was a traveling exhibit of the works of Georgia O'Keefe.

As art galleries go, the Hyde is very inexpensive (currently $8. $6 for seniors), and well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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